Comment: DCC decides discretion is the better part of valour

Lawyers for DCC and Jim Flavin, its chief executive, took the view last week that discretion was the better part of valour when they decided against calling Kyran McLaughlin, the deputy chairman of Davy Stockbrokers, as a witness.

7th May, 2005

Lawyers for DCC and Jim Flavin, its chief executive, took the view last week that discretion was the better part of valour when they decided against calling Kyran McLaughlin, the deputy chairman of Davy Stockbrokers, as a witness.

The decision was reached after it emerged that McLaughlin had declined to submit a statement.

McLaughlin's non-appearance is open to at least two different interpretations. Did DCC believe that it had done enough to convince the judge...

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